The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a change
in the Academy Award® for Achievement in Makeup. The Board of Governors
has agreed to a change in the wording so that there may now be a
maximum of three nominees, and statuettes awarded, per film. The change
takes effect this year.
According to Leonard Engelman,
the academy’s make-up branch governor, nominations may now include “the
names of the primary individuals—not to exceed three in number—directly
involved with, and principally responsible for, the make-up and
hairstyling achieved. No more than two statuettes will normally be
given in the make-up category. On occasion, a third statuette may be
awarded when there are three primary and essential contributors to the
The change in academy rules is “tremendously
important” for make-up artists and hairstylists working in the film
industry, Engelman said.
“These few choice words give the
branch and the academy an opportunity to better recognize the great
achievements seen on screen today. We know that what is accomplished
for an Oscar®-nominated film in most cases is not solely accomplished
by one, two or even three artists, but by a group of artists working
The Academy Awards® will air March 7, 2010 on ABC. Check your local listings for times.
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.